The newly confirmed Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Cllr. Cooper W. Kruah says his administration would never be referred to as sleeping giant by critics. “I want to thank God for reaching us this far, and on behalf of all of us that were appointed to this ministry, I want to express our deepest appreciation to the employees of this ministry; we are quite aware of the many challenges that employees of this ministry are confronting, together we can address them, but I want to sign a warning that my administration will not sleep”, says Minister Kruah, who was recently confirmed by the Senate.
He spoke Friday, March 2, 2018 in the conference hall of the ministry at program marking his official takeover from the Human Resource manager as President George M. Weah recently instructed to former officials immediately after taking the oath of office.
The Post Master General notes that President Weah may not know everyone he has appointed so far, but there must be a reason for the many Liberians being selected to serve.
He continues that the appointment by the president is a challenge, stressing that it is incumbent upon each appointee to make a difference on the job. He recalls that before taking state power, President Weah came under lot of criticism over his ability to handle the state of affairs, but stresses that the President alone cannot do the job, rather he depends on all those given the opportunity to serve to make their contribution sincerely.
“Our coming here is not to dismiss people or to threaten, but we expect you to play role in your specific areas of assignment, because we expect each of us to take up some responsibility to what they are supposed to do”, the new minister continues.
Cll. Kruah says the mentality that people have about government job must be changed, saying, If we want to make progress, we all must work together and go the extra miles in making some sacrifice, because we all know this a ‘Pro-po government.’
At the same time the Minister promises to continue past agenda of his predecessors, stressing that the importance of poster address system cannot be over emphasized and his administration looks forward to improving all sub- offices in the counties.
The Post Master General also vows to prioritize the numbering system of private residences in the country to make the delivery of mails and packages as easy as it is done in other African countries.
For his part, Deputy Post and Telecommunications Minister for Administration Mr. Edward Goba says in order to prove critics of the government wrong, there is a need for appointees to deliver as per their various positions in government.
“Finally I think as we about to start up a new team here let put our difference aside and work together as team and my appeal to the public is to have us inform where there are irregularities so we can address it”, the Deputy Posts boss concludes.
By Lewis S. Teh-Editing by Jonathan Browne